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Know Your Enemy: Arizona Cardinals, 2014 NFL Draft Rounds 4-7
With the Seahawks playing in football's most competitive division, we think it's pretty important to keep tabs on how the club's NFC West rivals operate in this year's NFL Draft.
After selecting Washington State safety Deone Bucannon in round one, the Arizona Cardinals went with Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas, North Carolina defensive end/outside linebacker Kareem Martin, and wide receiver John Brown out of Pittsburg St. (KS) on day two.
Here's a look at what the Cardinals did on day three of the League's annual event:
The Pick: QB Logan Thomas, Round 4, No. 120 Overall
Who He Is: A 6-foot-6, 248-pound quarterback out of Virginia Tech
NFL.com Analysis: "When I first saw him, I thought this is a potential first kid picked in the draft. But he's been very inconsistent. I keep saying somebody is going to want to put Humpty Dumpty back together again because his skill set is amazing." -- Mike Mayock
What It Means: A project quarterback for the Cardinals who will learn under - and hopefully succeed - veteran Carson Palmer. Thomas has the size Arizona coach Bruce Arians covets in his quarterbacks, comparing physically to guys like Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck.
The Pick: DE Ed Stinson, Round 5, No. 160 Overall
Who He Is: A 6-foot-3, 287-pound defensive end out of Alabama
What He's Done: Made 12 starts his final year at Alabama, finishing his collegiate career with 5.5 sacks
NFL.com Analysis: "Long-framed, long-armed, prototype five-technique capable of kicking inside and manning the nose. Very impressive strength and power. Can play anywhere along a '30' front. An underrated cog in a defense, Stinson could play a long time in the league and may never receive his due outside the building."
What It Means: The Cardinals pick up a powerful defensive lineman who is stout against the run. His talents should come in handy playing in what has been a run-heavy division in recent years - the 49ers and Seahawks ran the football more than any team in the League last season.
The Pick: WR Walt Powell, Round 6, No. 196 Overall
Who He Is: A 5-foot-11, 198-pound wide receiver out of Murray St., where he was the team's leading receiver for three-straight years.
What He's Done: Started all 10 games played in 2013, hauling in 66 catches for 837 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also averaged 31.5 yards on 11 kickoff returns, including one for a score.
NFL.com Analysis: "Lean, short-armed, smoother-than-sudden receiver/return man who will need the benefit of a free slot release given his pedestrian speed and strength. Intangibles and return skills will have to carry him, as he lacks distinguishable athletic traits."
What It Means: He'll likley compete for a spot on the 53-man roster, battling 2014 third-round pick John Brown, young pass catchers Jaron Brown, Dan Buckner, Brittain Golden, and Teddy Williams for spots alongside wide receiver mainstays Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and Tedd Ginn.